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Helen T. Waters 4-H Scholarship

Deadline: March 31

Apply for a WVU 4-H Scholarship

The late Helen Tucker Waters (1911-2008) left a lasting legacy to West Virginia 4-H through the establishment of an endowment to fund an undergraduate academic scholarship to West Virginia University.

Scholarship awarded to recipient who:

  • Is a West Virginia 4-H club member
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at WVU
  • Has demonstrated financial need
  • Exhibits high academic promise 

A retired home economist, Waters spent her 43-year professional career helping rural West Virginians learn the safe and productive use of electrical appliances, food safety and nutrition and home management skills. She worked closely with the Cooperative Extension Service, vocational education programs, farm women’s clubs and homemakers’ organizations throughout state.

She was a member of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame and a recipient of both state and national “Friend of 4-H” awards. At WVU she was a past president of the WVU Emeritus club and a member of the prestigious Order of Vandalia, which recognizes service to the state and to WVU.

Though she retired in 1976, she continued to work with and support 4-H programs at WVU Jackson’s Mill for the remainder of her life. In addition to the academic scholarship, she established the Helen T. Waters Jackson’s Mill Renovations Endowment to assure that her support would continue after she was gone